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Sydney FoodTech startup HowAboutEat wants to stop office workers from skipping lunch

- November 3, 2015 3 MIN READ

The thing about working in an office is that you can spend all morning daydreaming about what you’re going to eat for lunch, only to then get swept up in work and forget to eat until 3pm and then just eat a small, sad snack at your desk, or forget about eating altogether. The team behind HowAboutEat, the latest startup to join the ranks of Sydney’s FoodTech army, know they can’t stop people eating at their desk, so they want to make sure people are at least eating well.

Brains Trust

Wyatt Roy is the Taylor Swift of Australian politics: a reflection on last weekend’s #PolicyHack

- October 20, 2015 7 MIN READ

My role at #PolicyHack was very clear – I was the lead facilitator for Team 3: tasked to improve gender equality in the ecosystem. The biggest lesson from #PolicyHack was how harrowingly hard it is to combat a systematic problem like gender equality in tech in one blow. For all the noise I make about this issue, I was truly humbled by how challenging it is to get anyone, let alone the government and the private sector, to agree on what to do first.

Profiles

Startup WithWine is like a wine festival in an app that helps consumers buy wine based on word of mouth

- October 15, 2015 4 MIN READ

Sydney startup With Wine, backed by BlueChilli, wants people to find wine by looking at what their friends have enjoyed and then helps them buy it, with lists of wine on the app ranked according to ratings from friends. As well as this social aspect, the app allows users to save and keep track of wines they like, eliminating one of the most common issues when it comes to wine: actually being able to remember what you found at the bottle shop last time you went, or what you drank at a restaurant or at a friend’s place.

Profiles

Wishlist app Koobee wants to help gift givers get it right

- January 22, 2015 3 MIN READ

We all joke about getting socks for Christmas, but a recent poll found that Australians just spent $520 million on unwanted Christmas gifts. I know it isn’t nice to complain when people are spending money on presents for you, but on the other hand, you don’t want people to waste their money on gifts that you just won’t appreciate. Gift giving app Koobee was created to help gift givers get it right.

News & Analysis

Westpac and BlueChilli launch Innovation Challenge, offering early stage startups $40,000 and entry into accelerator

- September 17, 2014 2 MIN READ

Are you an early stage startup with a killer idea that will shake up the real estate industry? Westpac Group and venture tech firm BlueChilli want you, and are willing to put $40,000 on the table to prove it. The collaboration forms part of a new initiative to help drive innovation solutions for Westpac’s SME and commercial real estate customers.

News & Analysis

BlueChilli secures $5 million from prominent investors and acquires Future Capital’s equity

- September 1, 2014 2 MIN READ

Sydney-based venture technology investor and startup incubator, BlueChilli has today announced it has closed AUD$5 million in investment, which will help the firm continue in its path to grow and strengthen Australia’s startup sector. The latest round of funding was led by Australian business icon The Myer Family Investments, as well as Adelaide-based tech entrepreneur and founder of Internode Simon Hackett.